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hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wished we could see her beautiful smile again. >> reporter: and a mother in pain. stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, she performed at the president's inauguration festivities. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a hand-written note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's class mates and friends. david? >> alex perez, tonight, in chicago. alex, thank you. >>> tonight, we're learning that boeing has conducted a test flight of his troubled 787 dreamliner. it took off for seattle, circling back. the dreamliner has been grounded after so many reports of problems with the batteries. >>> oversees tonight, a court in egypt has ordered to block youtu youtube. given the dissension inside their new government,
break. >> that's the voice of the mother of hadiya pendleton. one week later after performing in the inauguration she was shot to death. crowley and her husband sat next to the first lady at the state of the union address where the president told her story as part of the attempt to call on congress to act. >>> teachers in florida got a lesson to protect. hundreds responded to an offer to teach them how to shoot and care yea concealed weapon. -- carry a concealed opener. the owner offered up the free course to the teachers in pinallas county interested in learning about carrying concealed weapons. the ad within the viral and he got hundreds of calls and e- mails. >> hey, if you want to learn how to carry a weapon i can do this for you and help you. >> get educated. it's a good opportunity to learn something about safety and guns. >> the lines spilled out the door as people registered for the class. so many teachers were interested three another -- there's another class next saturday. >>> police in portland oregon have a program to identify and help people with mental illness. a
of the union were victims of gun violence. sitting next to the first lady was the parents of hadiya pendleton who was shot weeks after performing at the inauguration. president obama spoke out about the shootings in newtown connecticut and talked about his proposals for tougher gun laws. >> these proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> the group mayors against gun violence organized the effort to get gun violence survivors at the state of the union address. >>> in an emergency situation response time is critical and the city aurora colorado is planning to look into ambulance response time following last summer's deadly theater shooting. the city council approved a study on monday. now according to the denver post, it took medical crews more than 24 minutes to get to the theater. the shooting left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. >>> we have a chance this weekend to have your opinions heard on gun violence. it's a bit of a hike from the air bu
giffords and next to michelle obama, the parents of shrine chicago teen hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington with her classmates performing for her country in my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in midtown connecticut. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country debateed how to reduce gun violence -- debated how to reduce gun violence but this time is different. >> reporter: after this shootings the president proposed tenning gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote -- toughening gun lawns. >> the proposals deer of a vote in the two months since newtown a thousand grad weighings birth dation anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the family of blacksburg and countless other communities deserve of a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> and you h
that killed hadiya pendleton. they say that she apparently -- rather he apparently mistook the group of students for members of a rival gang. hadiya's killing has become a national symbol of gun violence. her parents will sit with michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >> did he die recently? >> yes, sir, about two months ago. >> maybe he was
-old hadiya pendleton. her death further fueling the gun control debate. >>> and actor steven seagal is helping to train members of joe arpaio's so-called posse in the hopes of preventing future school shootings. kids actually took part. >>> finally, people in the streets of rio de janeiro. one of the biggest parties in brazil. lots of costumes, dancing, just your typical day at carnival. >> time now for the weather and over to ginger zee in boston. ginger. >> good morning to you, ron. let's get a check of that big storm out in the west, and on the northern side you have the blizzard warnings. on the southern side the severe weather potential from east texas all the way through alabama, louisiana, arkansas, you're in there, and you have a shot of really heavy rain up to places, and there are already flood watches and warnings for eight states. i'll leave you with a look across the nation going from the whole coast, the west coast behind. los angeles on the cold side west to east and then the big picture. let's now get a check a little closer to home. >> this weather report brought to
to swift and sweeping action on gun regulation among those attending is the family of hadiya pendleton the family of the teen who was gunned down at a park in chicago. you can follow us throughout the day on twitter to get updates on the president's speech. what he has to say and the comments about that address. following the remarks which will be seen on abc2 beginning at 9, florida senator marco rubio will provide the republican response also rand paul of kentucky will speak on behalf of the tea party. son contend the two names will pop up again and again as we get closer to the general election 2016. >>> you heard charley say catch the president's address and we want you to join us with team coverage on abc2. the team coverage starts in washington tonight at 9:00. >>> this time it's 5 minutes after 5 and when it comes to the state of the city mayor stephanie rawlings blake says that major changes need to happen to prevent baltimore from going into financial ruins. abc2 news linda so is live this morning at city hall so what exactly is the mayor proposing so we don't go broke? >> rep
. >>> the parents of hadiia pendleton will be in washington, d.c. today. cleopatra and nathaniel will attend the state of the union speech. they are going to be seated with the first lady. is a-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot tase after performing at president obama's inauguration festivities. two men have been charged in the death. the president is expected to talk about gun violence during the state of the union. >>> in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. >>> five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. >>> the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will b
services were held yesterday for hadiya pendleton. she was shot to death january 29 january 29th in a park on the city's south side. days before her death, the teen performed with her high school band at the president's inauguration. a police spokesperson says they were taken into custody for questioning but no charges have been filed. >>> four adults went in and three came out. the search is on for a butch darling house who didn't know he would be a lifesaver. two girls celebrating a 17th 17th birthday got caught in a rip tide and severalled good samaritans jumped to their rescue. butch who was 44 didn't make it. another barely made it back to shore. >> i realized i was getting pushed out and the wave pushed me beyond the rip current and i was getting closer to shore and i gave it my all. >> butch was seen pushing one of the girls in the rescue boat when he went under and disappeared. >>> joe paterno's family is working to clear his name and at a time released a report criticizing the findings. the widow will be on the katie show to talk about how the jerry sandusky scandal affected their
and next to mi shoal obama the parents -- michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in newtown connecticut in it has been-- >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time the country debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: it was after these shootings that the president proposed toughening gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> today president obama is heading to asheville north carolina to
gun control. the mother of hadiya pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student who was shot on the streets of chicago just days after performing for the president's inauguration, made this television ad. take a listen. >> a piece of my heart is gone. congress is debating how to fix our gun laws. they can start with background checks for all gun sales. tell congress to support common sense reforms so no more innocent children are killed. and no parent has to go through this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are these sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actua
by a bullet from a gun. more than 1,000. one of those we lost was a young girl named hadiya pendleton. she was 15 years old. she loved fig newtons and lip gloss. she was a majorette. she was so good to her friends, they all thought they were her best friend. just three weeks ago, she was here, in washington, with her classmates, performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. just a mile away from my house. hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. [ applause ] they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. they deserve -- they deserve a simple vote. our actions will not present every senseless act of violence in this country. in fact, no law
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